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PackPros: 2023 NFL Preseason Week 1 Highlights

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The first week of the 2023 NFL Preseason has come to a close, and a couple of former NC State players stood out.

Linebacker Drake Thomas, had 3 tackles and 1 tackle for loss for the Raiders.

Safety Tanner Ingle had 2 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss and 1 QB Hit for the Rams.

Both Thomas and Ingle are undrafted free agents, trying to make their respective teams.

Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street had 2 tackles for the Eagles.

Defensive End James Smith-Williams had 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss and 1 QB Hit for the Commanders.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was 6 of 10 for 75 yards with an interception for the Commanders. He also rushed the ball 2 times for 16 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was 7 of 13 for 93 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos.

Highlights from each of these players are in the video featured above.

 

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Former NC State RB Ricky Person Led the UFL in Rushing TD’s This Year

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Former NC State Running Back Ricky Person led the UFL in Rushing Touchdowns in the Regular Season with 6.

Person ranked 7th in the UFL in Rushing Yards (297). He also caught 12 passes for 122 yards. Person’s PFF Grade for the Regular season was 78.6, which ranked 3rd among Running Backs in the UFL.

 

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NC State has had 5 Players Advance to the NBA Finals

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Tomorrow night the Celtics and the Mavericks will play Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals.

While no former NC State players are playing in the NBA Finals this year, 5 former Wolfpack players have played in the Championship series in the past.

1) Josh Powell – 3 times (06, 09, 10)
2) Chuck Nevitt – 2 times (85 & 88)
3) Nate McMillan – 1 time (96)
3) Chucky Brown – 1 time (95)
3) John Richter – 1 time (60)

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NC State’s DJ Horne is Busy Participating in NBA Pre-Draft Workouts

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NC State’s DJ Horne is currently on tour, participating in NBA Pre-Draft Workout’s all over the country. I checked in with Horne, and he gave me a rundown of which teams he’s worked out with, and which ones are on the horizon.

Horne told me that he has already worked out for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was supposed to workout for Houston yesterday, but storms in Dallas prevented his flight from taking off (that workout will be made up on June 20th). Today he worked out for Golden State, and he also has workouts scheduled with the Charlotte Hornets, the Dallas Mavericks and the Indiana Pacers.

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NC State’s DJ Burns Has Lost 45 Pounds In Preparation for the NBA Draft

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NC State’s DJ Burns has lost 45 pound over the past 6 weeks in preparation for the 2024 NBA Draft, and he wants to make sure people know he didn’t need Ozempic to do it. Burns has been working out 4 days a week at 5am.

Recently, Burns had a predraft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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